Oregon’s gay marriage ban struck down; same-sex couples already marrying in Lane County

Oregon’s gay marriage ban was struck down today by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, as spectators and same-sex couples on the courthouse steps cried tears of joy. McShane found the ban unconstitutional because it violated the rights offered under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling was made public …


Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after …


New changes await for nontraditional households in FAFSA application

The Free Application for Federal Student [email protected]@links [email protected]@is not known for its simplicity. Filling it out involves weeding through pages and pages of a complicated financial questionnaires, including estimating parental income to generate an “expected family contribution” for college expense, which in turn determines federal aid allotment.  Things get even more …

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Sex: Sex and relationships news this week

Here are some highlights of what happened in the sex and relationships world this week: What is the future of same-sex marriage? Check out this interview on NPR in which both sides — pro same-sex marriage and against — debate. A man who accused Elmo puppeteer of having sex with …